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Blood flow recovers faster than brain in micro strokes
Work by a Rice neurobiologist shows that increased blood flow to the brain is not an accurate indicator of neuronal recovery after a microscopic stroke. (2020-05-22)
First ancient cultivated rice discovered in Central Asia
Rice has always been one of the most important food in Asia and the world. (2020-05-21)
Divergence in flowering time contributes reproductive isolation between wild rice species
This study chose a pair of wild rice species (Oryza rufipogon and O. nivara) as a unique system to investigate the between-species reproductive isolation based on artificial crossing experiment and the flowering census from the common garden experiment. (2020-05-20)
Early Bird uses 10 times less energy to train deep neural networks
Rice engineers have found a way to train deep neural networks for a fraction of the energy required today. (2020-05-18)
Quantum Hall effect 'reincarnated' in 3D topological materials
US and German physicists have found surprising evidence of a link between the 2D quantum Hall effect and 3D topological materials that could be used in quantum computing. (2020-05-18)
Global cooling event 4,200 years ago spurred rice's evolution, spread across asia
A major global cooling event that occurred 4,200 years ago may have led to the evolution of new rice varieties and the spread of rice into both northern and southern Asia, an international team of researchers has found. (2020-05-15)
Can COVID-19 spread through fecal matter?
Early studies show evidence of COVID-19 genetic material in fecal matter, but more work is needed to determine if the virus can be spread through stool, according to a new review paper from a Rice University epidemiologist. (2020-05-14)
2D sandwich sees molecules with clarity
A 2D platform of molybdenum, sulfur and selenium is adept at detecting biomolecules via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. (2020-05-14)
Building blocks of the cell wall: pectin drives reproductive development in rice
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that pectin, a carbohydrate found in plant cell walls, plays a vital part in the development of female reproductive tissues of rice plants. (2020-05-07)
2D oxide flakes pick up surprise electrical properties
Rice University researchers find evidence of piezoelectricity in lab-grown, two-dimensional flakes of molybdenum dioxide. (2020-05-07)
Water-splitting module a source of perpetual energy
Rice University researchers have integrated high-efficiency solar cells and electrode catalysts into an efficient, low-cost device that splits water to produce hydrogen fuel. (2020-05-04)
Stress resistance mechanisms in heat shock proteins to advance innovative biotechno
Researchers from Kazan Federal University and the Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint-Petersburg) have detailed novel non-trivial intramolecular interactions for the small heat shock protein (sHSP) from Acholeplasma laidlawii, a phytopathogen of rice, seed and pea seed. (2020-05-02)
Hidden symmetry found in chemical kinetic equations
Rice University researchers have discovered a hidden symmetry in the chemical kinetic equations scientists have long used to model and study many of the chemical processes essential for life. (2020-05-01)
Half of UK rice breaches limits on arsenic for children, warn scientists
Scientists have called for labelling to warn the public about levels of arsenic in rice, after their research found half of rice varieties studied exceeded maximum limits on the deadly toxin. (2020-05-01)
Rice engineers: Make wastewater drinkable again
Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who say it should involve a healthy level of recycled wastewater. (2020-04-27)
Researchers solve 'link discovery' problem for terahertz data networks
A team of researchers from Brown and Rice universities has demonstrated a way to help devices to find each other in the ultra-fast terahertz data networks of the future. (2020-04-24)
SMU professors detail how homeless students are doing educationally in Houston ISD
A new report by SMU professors Alexandra Pavlakis and Meredith Richards details how homeless students in Houston ISD are faring educationally. (2020-04-23)
No time to waste to avoid future food shortages
Plant scientists are working on improving photosynthesis on different fronts, from finding crop varieties that need less water, to tweaking parts of the process in order to capture more carbon dioxide and sunlight to ensure future global food security. (2020-04-23)
Cable bacteria can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation
The rice fields account for five percent of global emissions of the greenhouse gas methane, which is 25 times stronger than CO2. (2020-04-20)
Actin 'avalanches' may make memories stick
Avalanches in branched actomyosin networks are one possible mechanism by which the brain's neurons preserve memories. (2020-04-20)
Relying on 'local food' is a distant dream for most of the world
A recent study from Aalto University shows that less than one-third of the world's population could currently meet their demand for food produced in their local vicinity. (2020-04-17)
Tight spaces tip presence of petrochemicals
Rice University engineers put to rest a long-held theory about the use of nuclear magnetic resonance to detect oil and gas deposits in the nanoscale pores of shale formations. (2020-04-13)
Integrated crop-livestock systems in paddy fields: New strategies for flooded rice nutrition
Integrated crop-livestock system brings more sustainability to flooded rice. (2020-04-09)
Better plant edits by enhancing DNA repair
A protein hijacked from a bacterial pathogen helps to facilitate more precise genome editing in plants. (2020-04-07)
Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages
Rice University theorists find that flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes could be highly useful for photovoltaic applications. (2020-03-27)
Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past
Rice University and Georgia Tech scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. (2020-03-26)
Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution
Weedy rice is a feral form of rice that infests paddies worldwide and aggressively outcompetes cultivated varieties. (2020-03-25)
Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows
Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University. (2020-03-24)
Analyzing patients shortly after stroke can help link brain regions to speech functions
New research from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine shows analyzing the brains of stroke victims just days after the stroke allows researchers to link various speech functions to different parts of the brain, an important breakthrough that may lead to better treatment and recovery. (2020-03-23)
6000-8000 km round trip flight of migratory wading birds tracked
Plovers winter and migrate utilizing rice paddy fields along their annual route. (2020-03-18)
Blacks' views on racism affect likelihood of self-employment
Working blacks who believe racism has a major impact on their lives are more likely to seek self-employment than those who feel less strongly about its effects, according to new research from Rice University. (2020-03-18)
Food systems are fodder for curbing cities' environmental impacts
Focusing on urbanization as a key driver of environmental change in the 21st century, researchers at Princeton University have created a framework to understand and compare cities' food systems and their effects on climate change, water use and land use. (2020-03-16)
Scientists optimize prime editing for rice and wheat
Recently, a research team led by Prof. GAO Caixia of the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the optimization of a prime editing system (PPE system) for creating desired point mutations, insertions and deletions in two major cereal crops, namely, rice and wheat. (2020-03-16)
Natural bayou better when floods threaten Houston
A comparison of flood plains around Houston's two major bayous shows the natural Buffalo Bayou is far better at managing floodwaters than the channelized Brays Bayou. (2020-03-11)
New nano strategy fights superbugs
Rice University researchers imprint carbon nitride nanosheets to catch and kill free-floating antibiotic resistant genes found in secondary effluent produced by wastewater treatment plants. (2020-03-11)
New research finds infant cereal consumption is associated with improved nutrient intake
An investigation of infant feeding patterns found infants and toddlers consuming baby cereal, such as rice cereal, had higher intakes of key nutrients of concern, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. (2020-03-10)
Photosynthesis varies greatly across rice cultivars--natural diversity could boost yields
A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize--the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars that ultimately become our food. (2020-03-09)
Strong signals show how proteins come and go
Rice University bioscientists develop a versatile gene signal amplifier that can not only do a better job of detecting the expression of chromosomal genes than current methods but can potentially be used to detect any cellular gene. (2020-03-09)
Groovy key to nanotubes in 2D
New research offers a groovy answer to the question of what causes carbon nanotubes to align in ultrathin crystalline films discovered at Rice. (2020-03-09)
Damaging impacts of warming moderated by migration of rainfed crops
Many studies seek to estimate the adverse effects of climate change on crops, but most research assumes that the geographic distribution of crops will remain unchanged in the future. (2020-03-06)
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